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readers, building writers, you know, once again it's just practice. as i said, i love the idea of if you school auditoriums of getting the kids up there, getting them comfortable with getting up there a lot, even if it's just two sentences, or tell me, diversity. to me about what's different about how you, what it was like in your country before you came here, whatever. in terms of the writing come it's the same thing. it's practice. you know, kids coming in every morning and just give me, or even just thinking, like the typical thing, how was your day? good. that was an essay question, dude. why did you say good bucks you had a reason. you have thoughts. why did you say good?
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what did you do at school? i don't know. okay, what could you do? well, you know, i could play soccer. keep going. i could rob a liquor store. no, no, no. no, i mean it's teaching kids to think beyond that one word response thing. of making a habit of the. it's all happened in my opinion. it's all habits. riding. what's the big deal with me? habits. i do it every single day, seven days a week. it's a habit. same thing here. you can't do like writing for a week. you have to do riding everyday for like 10 minutes, five minutes, two sentences. one senses, every english class one seconds. write me one sentence. get it up to two sons is eventually. get it up to three sentences. it's just that habit. yes? >> question, you would mentioned
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about bringing to light new voices. african-american stores, letting the stories. are you at all working -- >> i didn't say any of that. you made that up but i'm okay with it. [laughter] >> are you at all working finding new talent and working within? >> i think that's a good question. know, happen. the question is am i trying to co-author with a new voices? i haven't really thought, i mean it's hard enough, i have to find people and really comfortable with, because otherwise, a lot of people are good at sales and i haven't really had a failure, have i? maybe one or two. so it's important that a people because this isn't making the this is going to be like a 400 page book. i think it's a good spot. do you want to co-author? are you ready? we alternate words, you are too
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slow. [laughter] one more and then you guys can get serious about stuff. [inaudible] >> what about digital reading, is a growth area to speak with yes. amazon is taking over the world. they are growing. you know, one, kids like screens. so that's a positive thing. number two, a lot of kids can't afford screens so that's a problem. i don't know how we deal with it right now but eventually we will probably have away, everybody come a time when the screen to be extremely inexpensive. for kids to read on screens, there were a few studies lately that they might not remember as much. so there may be some limitations on it. we are all brought up, most of us were brought up on a per
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books we have a bias built into. it doesn't limit. i think the world is going that way, so it will be a big factor. it will take a while. thank you very much. [applause] >> every weekend booktv offers a program focus on nonfiction authors and books. keep watching for more here on c-span2 and watch any of our past programs online that
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>> each month tocaloma congressman tom cole releases a reading list on his website and here's a look at the congress and recommended time for november which focused on native american history. to begin, charles mann looks at the americas before the arrival of christopher columbus in the book "1491". in "the real all americans" sally jenkins recounts the carlisle indian ancestral school and its football team which included jim thorpe are also on the list is to surprise finalist s. c. gwynne, "empire of the summer moon" and james wilson's "the earth shall weep" which both ask for the struggle between native americans and european settlers. next congress and coal represents john sugden's biography of the shawnee tribe leader tecumseh followed by kind one, by james donovan. wrapping up the list, the forced removal of the cherokee from their land in "driven west." to see what other books he recommends a visit his website.
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>> next, naomi klein argues climate change will never be addressed properly into the u.s. gets ri rid of its premarket capital system which she says created and continues to drive the problem today. after her remarks on the book, she discusses th the issue witha panel of them are middle and labor activist. she's introduced by author and environmental list bill mckibben. >> well, thank you much. this is a really important and interesting night and is so good to have a leg it is going in the right spirit. really not just for tonight but for those whole weekend that's coming up. there's going to be talk and ceremony and things for the next couple of days, and then on sunday we are going to march in record numbers.
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the reports that are coming in are amazing. as a sometime this afternoon there were more than 500 buses of people heading toward new york city. this is going to be just not the largest climate demonstration there ever was but it's going to be the biggest political gathering of any kind in this country in a great many years. and then the next day and the next morning people will be down on wall street, flooding wall street, and that would be great and powerful and -- [applause] >> earlier today a reporter asked me, why are you doing all those? and i said, because we really have to give naomi's book a great launch. [laughter] and this is the greatest book, authors are forever complaining about how the books don't get, a publisher has done in a.


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